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[movies]Hankus Netsky 8July2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Hankus Netsky, musician, folklorist, ethnomusicologist, and Chair of Contemporary Improvisation at the New England Conservatory in Boston, was interviewed by Nora Feinstein on July 8, 2010 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Hankus was born in 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and grew up there in the middle-class Mt. Airy neighborhood. His father’s family immigrated from Podolia, Ukraine, and his mother’s family came from Kishinev in what is now Moldova...
Keywords: Klezmer Conservatory Band; Jews of Philadelphia; Jews of Boston; Jewish Education; Brecht; Klezmer; Klezmer Revival; Jewish Musical Education; Israel; Jewish Identity; Hebrew; Yiddish; Yiddish Book Center
Downloads: 95
[movies]Ari Greenberg 21July2010 - Yiddish Book Center
Ari Greenberg, a past intern at the Yiddish Book Center, discusses his Jewish background: from his grandparent's involvement in Marxist-Zionist organizations to Jewish Environmentalism at Adamah. Elaborating on the language learning process, Greenberg shares his feelings about the challenges of learning Yiddish and defining his Jewish identity. To cite this interview: Ari Greenberg Oral History Interview, interviewed by Hada Margulies, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin ...
Keywords: Jewish Environmentalism; Adamah; Yiddish in Leftist Circles; Studying Yiddish; Jewish Identity; Jewish Denominationalism; Jewish Communities; Theatre; Acting; Religion; Marxist-Zionism; Israel; Yiddish
Downloads: 134
[movies]Elissa Kraemer 6July2010 - National Yiddish Book Center
Elissa Kraemer discusses her Jewish background and upbringing in Jacksonville Florida, as well as her experiences attending a Jewish day school and a secular middle school. She speaks about her internship experience, her Jewish identity, experiences in Israel and her developing Yiddish education. To cite this interview: Elissa Kraemer Oral History Interview, interviewed by Hadas Margulies, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 6, ...
Keywords: jewish identity; jewish upbringing; jewish day school; horseback riding; israel; jewish life in Jacksonville; high school; volunteering in israel; learning yiddish; future of yiddish; jewish family; jewish life
Downloads: 139
[movies]Justin Cammy 14dec2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Justin Cammy, Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Comparative Literature at Smith College spoke about his background, his scholarly work, and the place of Yiddish inside and outside of the academy. The interview began with Cammy describing his childhood in Ottawa and his family background. He attended public school and had Jewish supplemental education (Ottawa Modern Jewish School, at which his father was the principal)...
Keywords: National Yiddish Book Center; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Literature; Education; Israel; Politics; Profession; Family History and Stories; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish Language; Yiddish Teaching; Yiddish Learning; Yiddish Revival and Activism; Other Jewish Languages; Career
Downloads: 131
[movies]Robert Wahler 07Aug2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Robert Wahler was interviewed by Pauline Katz on August 7, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. Robert Wahler begins his interview by going over his family history. Beginning with his maternal relatives, Robert narrates how his great-grandfather came to the United States in the late 1800s from Russia. His maternal great-grandparents settled in Boston with their six children. Robert’s paternal grandfather was very wealthy Czech man...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Childhood; Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Career and Professional Life; Jewish holidays; United States; Jewish community; Robert Waher; AZA
Downloads: 45
[movies]Laurie Weinberg 12Aug2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Laurie Weinberg was interviewed by Hillary Ossip on August 12, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Laurie Weinberg Oral History Interview, interviewed by Hillary Ossip, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, August 12, 2011...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Jewish Identity; Childhood; Immigration; Migration; Jewish holidays; Israel; United States; Laurie Weinberg; military
Downloads: 88
[movies]Sidney Stein 10July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Sidney Stein, Hebrew and history teacher, was interviewed by Sandi Rubin on July 10, 2012 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story. To cite this interview: Sidney Stein Oral History Interview, interviewed by Sandi Rubin, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 10, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Jewish Identity; Hebrew; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Jewish holidays; Transmission; Roots/heritage
Downloads: 21
[movies]Dana Szeflan-Bell 04Aug2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Dana Szeflan-Bell was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 4, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center inAmherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Dana Szeflan-Bell Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, August 4, 2011...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; song; singing; Holocaust; World War Two; Soviet Union; Eastern Europe; Dana Szeflan-Bell
Downloads: 160
[movies]Ted Trobaugh 14June2012 Yiddish Book Center - Emily
Ted Trobaugh, active member of the Jewish Community of Amherst, was interviewed by Allie Brudney on June 14, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story. To cite this interview: Ted Trobaugh Oral History Interview, interviewed by Allie Brudney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, June 14, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; United States; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 20
[movies]Marvin Swartz 13Mar2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Marvin Swartz was interviewed by Irene Starr on March 13, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Marvin Swartz Oral History Interview, interviewed by Irene Starr, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, March 13, 2012...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish revival and activism; Holocaust; Scholarship; Academia; Marvin Swartz; Eastern Mass; Russia; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 20
[movies]Helene Shafran 13March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Helene Shafran, born to Yiddish-speaking Polish immigrants, was interviewed by Christa Whitney in Boca Raton, Florida on March 13, 2013. Helene grew up in Willimantic, Connecticut, an area with very few Jews. She met her late husband Reuben z''l at Temple in their hometown and they were married until his death in 2012. Helene spends much of the interview relating her husband's story. Born in a shtetl in Southern Poland, Reuben escaped deportation through the goodwill of a gentile farmer who hid ...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish revival and activism; Holocaust; Israel; Zionism; United States; Transmission; Anti-Semitism; Helene Shafran; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 34
[movies]Nora Feinstein 23july2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Nora Feinstein, 2010 participant in the Steiner Summer Yiddish Program at the Yiddish Book Center, was interviewed by Emma Morgenstern on July 23, 2010 at the Yiddish Book Center. Nora grew up in a Reform Jewish family in Baltimore, Maryland and participated in Reform Jewish life. National Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) was a defining aspect of her high school life. She describes herself as a “Jewish life dork” in high school...
Keywords: Denominationalism; Reform Judaism; Baltimore Jewish Community; Jewish Theological Seminary; Barnard; New York City; Yiddish; Yiddish Theatre; NFTY; Israel; Hebrew; Sholem Aleichem; Reclaiming Yiddish; Religion; Secularism; Yiddish Book Center; Challenges of Learning Yiddish; Yiddishkeit; Yiddish Poetry; Jewish Identity
Downloads: 120
[movies]Lili Bermant 26oct2010 Yiddish Book Center
Lili Bermant is an 83-year-old widow from Antwerp, Belgium, currently living in Amherst, Massachusetts. Lili started the interview talking about her upbringing in Belgium before the outbreak of World War II. Both of her parents were Jewish, her mother from a religious family in Poland. Her mother, wanting to get a better education, came to Belgium from Poland. She spoke German and French. Lili's father spoke Flemish and Yiddish, but as Lili said, somehow they made it work...
Keywords: Antwerp; Belgium; Amherst; Massachusetts; Poland; Holocaust; France; Cuba; Jewish Identity; Shomer Haditi; New York; Bar Mitzvah; Diamond Broker; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Immigration; Migration; and place; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Latin America; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Travel; Wexler Oral History Project; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center
Downloads: 163
[movies]David Schorr 30May2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
David Schorr, retired forensic engineer, was interviewed by Bina Addes on May 30, 2013 in Amherst, MA. David was born in Philadelphia on April 6, 1931. He is married with four children & eight grandchildren. He has lived in Philadelphia all his life, and now resides in Florida five months a year. He considers himself a self-educated Jew. He studied for his B.S. in Civil Engineering at Drexel University...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family History and stories, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish teaching, Yiddish learning, Yiddish revival and activism, Career and Professional life, Education, Religion and Ritual, Family traditions, Jewish Holidays, Israel, Yiddish Book Center, Transmission, Jewish community, Travel Family history, stories about ancestors, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish teaching, Yiddish learning, Yiddish revival and activism, Career and Professional Life, Education, Religion and ritual, Family traditions, Jewish holidays, Israel, Transmission, Yiddish Book Center, Jewish community, Travel, Philadelphia, PA, Florida, Gratz College, Beth Chiam Religious school, Florida Atlantic University, 1930s-present, reform orthodox
Downloads: 11
[movies]Naomi Bloch 12August 2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Naomi Bloch, a Yiddish librarian and translator, was interviewed by Lynn Yanis on August 12, 2013 at the Yiddish Book Center. Naomi was born in Cape Town, South Africa to Yiddish-speaking parents. Her father owned a factory and their home was a typically observant Jewish household built on the slope of Table Mountain. She describes speaking Yiddish among her family and Cape Town's Jewish community as a young girl...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Holocaust; Jewish holidays; Eastern Europe; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Naomi Bloch; Cape Town; South Africa; Slonim; Poland; 1890's; 1950's
Downloads: 17
[movies]Natalie Bornstein 13Jan2011 Yiddish Book Center
Natalie Bornstein, a freshman at Smith College, is a student in the Yiddish Book Centerâs January term classes in Yiddish language and culture. She grew up in Auburn, Maine, where her parents are both from as well. Her father is Jewish and her mother is Catholic/French-Canadian. Natalie considers herself Jewish even though some of her Jewish friends may not consider her to be so. Natalie attended a Jewish pre-school and then went to public school in Maine...
Keywords: Favorite Yiddish word; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; United States; Canada; Youth group; Education; Roots/heritage; January Term; Auburn Maine; Smith College; Bat Mitzvah; Wexler Oral History Project; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center
Downloads: 58
[movies]Marlene Hait 11March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Marlene Hait, raised in a Yiddish home by survivors of the Holocaust, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 11, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. Born in a Displaced Persons camp in Germany, Marlene was raised in an observant household amidst the large Jewish community of Toronto. In her interview, Marlene shares her memories of the many Jewish businesses in Toronto's Kensington Market and the large Yiddish shule system in which she received her Jewish education...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Coming back to Yiddish; Literature; Holocaust; Education; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Marlene Hait; Toronto; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 11
[movies]Assaf Talmudi 24August2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Assaf Talmudi begins the interview describing his family’s lineage: His paternal grandmother and grandfather and his maternal grandfather were from Poland, and his maternal grandmother was from Holland. Assaf details how each of his grandparents made their way to Israel, which illuminates interesting historical migrations through Poland, Russia, and Africa as well as migrations directly from Poland to Israel...
Keywords: Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish revival and activism; Music; Career and Professional Life; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Canada; Politics and political movements; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Tel Aviv; KlezKanada; Oy Division; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 66
[movies]Lili Bermant 10nov2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Lili Bermant is an 83-year-old widow from Antwerp, Belgium, who most recently lived in Amherst, Massachusetts. This was her second interview with the Wexler Oral History Project. In the first interview, Lili talked mostly about her early years: growing up in Belgium and her escape to the United States via France, Spain, and Cuba. This second interview started with her move to the United States in December 1945...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; United States; Canada; Travel; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 90
[movies]Lawrence Bush 20March2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Lawrence Bush, editor of Jewish Currents magazine, was interviewed by Jayne Pearl on March 20, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Lawrence Bush Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jayne Pearl, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, March 20, 2012...
Keywords: Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Literature; Books; Jewish professions; Scholarship; Academia; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Politics and political movements; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Pesakh; Passover; Education; Summer camp; Israel; Hebrew; Advice; Lawrence Bush; Secular; Socialism; Communism; Bar Mitzvah; Union; Civil Rights Movement; The Joys of Yiddish; Rabbi Alexander Schindler; Phillip Roth
Downloads: 9
[movies]Karen Encarnacion 12Oct2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Karen Encarnacion, raised in a mixed Jewish-Filipino Catholic home, was interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka on October 12, 2012 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Karen Encarnacion Oral History Interview, interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, October 12, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Visual Arts; Career and Professional Life; Education; Western Europe; United States; Latin America; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission; Boston; New York City; NYC; Berlin; Women Circle; Catholicism; Judaism; Karen Encarnacion; Massachusetts; Germany
Downloads: 12
[movies]Sebastian Schulman 27Sep2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Sebastian Schulman, Translation Project Coordinator at the Yiddish Book Center, was interviewed by Nina Dabek on September 27, 2012 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Sebastian Schulman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nina Dabek, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, September 27, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Literature; Ethnography; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Religion and ritual; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission; Jewish community; Sebastian Schulman
Downloads: 9
[movies]Ramsay Leimenstoll - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Ramsay Leimenstoll was interviewed by Emma Morgenstern on February 28, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Ramsay begins her interview with a quick overview of her family’s history describing her mother as a 7th generation German and her father a 5th generation Scott. She considers herself American, and explains how she was raised in the Presbyterian church in Greensboro, North Carolina. Ramsay describes live in Greensboro rather different from what many perceive of as the South...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Ramsay Leimenstoll; Western Europe; United States; Food and culinary traditions; France; freedom; religion; challah; Paris; Jewish Identity; Education; Spanish; Yiddish learning; Other languages; Education; Jewish studies; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Paris; Geneva; chamsa
Downloads: 28
[movies]Sophia Holtz 25February2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Sophia was a Jan Term student at the Yiddish Book Center in 2011. She is in her final year at Hampshire College. Sophia grew up in New York City, on the Upper West Side, with a brother and with wonderful parents. She liked being a city kid, and the independence that gave her. She went to an egalitarian, pluralist Jewish day school from pre-school until she graduated high school. She also went to synagogue, lived in a Jewish neighborhood, and generally was immersed in Jewish community for almost ...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center, Yiddish language, Yiddish learning, Jewish Identity, Childhood, United States, Education, Jewish education, Literature, Other languages, Hebrew, Klezmer, Music, New York, New York City, Upper West Side, Hampshire, Sophia Holtz, Yiddish Book Center, Hampshire College, JanTerm, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish, Jewish culture
Downloads: 22
[movies]Randi Silnutzer 5October2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Randi Silnutzer, Director of Operations at the National Yiddish Book Center, begins by providing a capsule history of her family background. Both Randiâs mother and father were from Philadelphia. Her father was not raised religious and lived in a non-Jewish neighborhood, though her mother had a different experience: Randiâs maternal grandmother was a Gratz College graduate learned in Hebrew. Randi recalls her grandmotherâs recitations of the bible in its original language, saying that these b...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish revival and activism; Other Jewish languages; Education; Family traditions; Eastern Europe; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Philadelphia; cherry hill NJ; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 15
[movies]Rita Licht Rosenthal 22July2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Rita Licht Rosenthal, retired social worker, was interviewed by Nina Dabek on July 22, 2013 in Amherst, MA. In this interview, Rita speaks of her family background; how both of her parents emigrated to New York from Galicia. She talks of her early years growing up in the Bronx, learning Yiddish even though her parents spoke only English to her. Later, she speaks to her involvement in creating the Jewish Center and also her involvement in the Women's Movement, as well as transmission of Yiddishka...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish, Jewish culture, Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Feminism; Eastern Europe; Transmission; Urban; Rita Rosenthal; Oleska; Galicia; National Organization for Women; 1930's
Downloads: 12
[movies]Allison Posner 10Oct2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Allison Posner, Yiddish teacher, graduate student, fellow and translator at the Yiddish Book Center, was interviewed by Lynn Yanis on October 10, 2012 at the YBC in Amherst, Massachusetts. She described how she was raised as the product of an interfaith marriage, followed by an early divorce, in a non-Jewish household. Her father’s family—the Jewish side of the family—celebrated and interpreted Jewish traditions through an assimilated and non-religious perspective...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Yiddish Book Center; Jewish community; Assimilation; Yiddish revival and activism; Allison Posner; Yiddish Farm; Moyshe's Koshe Bakery; 2000s; 2010s; Hasidism; Secular
Downloads: 11
[movies]Ruth Hillman 09Apr2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Ruth Hillman was interviewed by Jayne Pearl on April 9, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Ruth Hillman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jayne Pearl, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, April 9, 2012...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Visual Arts; Press; Newspapers; Zionism; United States; Eastern Europe; Ruth Hillman; Brooklyn; British Palestine; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 28
[movies]Anthony Russell 9Jan2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (EliseK)
Anthony Russell was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 9, 2013 in Oakland, California. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story. To cite this interview: Anthony Russell Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Oakland, California, January 9, 2013. Video recording, https://archive.org/details/AnthonyRussell9Jan2013YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: National Yiddish Book Center, Anthony Russell; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish. advice; childhood; jewish identity; yiddish language; hebrew; theater; music; literature; career; professional life; education; religion; ritual; yan kippur; high holidays; United States; Canada; KlezKanada; roots; heritage; anti-semitism; urban; travel; YIVO; singing; song; Yiddish autsong; opera; public library
Downloads: 23
[movies]Eva Apfelbaum 2December2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Eva Apfelbaum was interviewed on December 2, 2011 by Sara Israel at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Immigration; Migration; and place; Visual Arts; Holocaust; Education; Family traditions; Western Europe; United States; Summer camp; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Anti-Semitism; Urban; Travel; Immigration; Migration; Eva Apfelbaum; France; Germany; Environment; India; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 17
[movies]Jeff Warschauer 28December2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Jeff Warschauer was interviewed by Pauline Katz at KlezKamp in the Catskills on December 28, 2010. Jeff begins his interview with a careful outline of his family’s history. His father’s side came from Poland and Latvia; and, his maternal Latvian grandmother often spoke Yiddish. His mother’s side, with which he had a closer relationship, came from Germany. They were an orthodox family, but, as Jeff points out, in the German way which meant being fully observant, but very present in the curr...
Keywords: Career and Professional Life; Education; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Synagogue; shul; temple; Klezmer; Music; song; singing; United States; Yiddish learning; Yiddish language; Jewish Identity; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; Immigration; Migration; Holocaust; Jewish professions; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Jeff Warschauer; KlezKamp
Downloads: 39
[movies]Boris Rubenstein 15May2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Boris Rubenstein was interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 15, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Boris Rubinstein, child and adolescent psychiatrist, grew up in Mexico City, Mexico. He explained that both his father and mother immigrated from Eastern Europe—Poland and Ukraine—to Mexico City. His father left Eastern Europe as a teenager, while his mother left as a young child, both following family members across the ocean...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Press; Radio; Literature; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Mexico; Boris Rubenstein
Downloads: 58
[movies]Yankl Garelik 24Aug2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Yankl Garelik, Belarus-born printer now residing in Denver, Colorado, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 24, 2012 at Yidish-Vokh in Maryland. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Yankl Garelik Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Yidish-Vokh, Maryland, August 8, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Yiddish language; Soviet Union; Anti-Semitism; Immigration; Migration; United States; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Love; Relationships; Jewish Identity; Yiddish speaker; Coming back to Yiddish; Transmission; Advice; Klezmer; Eastern Europe; Yankl Garelik; Rechitza; Belarus; Minsk; Denver; Colorado; Italy; Yidish-vokh
Downloads: 8
[movies]Israel Milkow 18June2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Israel Milkow, Retired IT professional, was interviewed by Lynn Yanis on June 18, 2013 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Israel Milkow Oral History Interview, interviewed by Lynn Yanis, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Yiddish Book Center, Karmazin Recording Studio, June 18, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Childhood; Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Literature; Holocaust; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; United States; Canada; Youth group; Food and culinary traditions; Anti-Semitism; Shtetl; World War Two; Israel Milkow
Downloads: 7
[movies]Yaffa Gunner 15May2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Yaffa Gunner, active member of the Jewish Community of Amherst, was interviewed by Allie Brudney on May 15, 2012, at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Yaffa Gunner begins her interview by describing her family background; both of her parents were born in Hungary and immigrated to the United States. Her father left for the US before the First World War, but her mother only managed to arrive after the war ended, with two children in tow...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Feminism; Soviet Union; United States; Youth group; Transmission; Jewish community; Rural; Travel; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 29
[movies]David Werdyger 3July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
David Werdyger, Hasidic khazn (cantor) and solo singer, was interviewed by Hankus Netsky in Brooklyn, New York on July 3, 2012. This interview is partially in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: David Werdyger Oral History Interview, interviewed by Hankus Netsky, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Brooklyn, New York, July 3, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Music; Jewish professions; Transmission; Eastern Europe; Childhood; Rosh Hashanah; Career and Professional Life; Brooklyn; Hasidism; David Werdyger; Khazn; Cantor; Boro Park; Brooklyn; New York; Poland; Krakow; Ger; Yankel Talmud
Downloads: 664
[movies]Lynn Yanis 19Oct2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Lynn Yanis, a Wexler Oral Historian at the Yiddish Book Center, was interviewed by Sebastian Schulman on October 19, 2012 in Amherst, MA. Lynn discusses her background in a culturally/ethnic Jewish family, but one that had no religious identification (they attended a Unitarian church). She goes into her connections with other extended family in USA and Israel and her connection to Jewish foods Lynn speaks of political activism & Jewish identity at UMass in 1970s, as well as raising a Jewish daug...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Religion and ritual; Jewish holidays; United States; Politics and political movements; Food and culinary traditions; Feminism; Lynn Yanis; New Jersey; Amherst MA; Puerto Rico; University of Massachusetts Amherst; Civil Rights; Unitarianism
Downloads: 12
[movies]Benjy Fox-Rosen 30December2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Benjy Rox-Rosen was interviewed by Pauline Katz at KlezKamp in the Catskills on December 30, 2010. Benjy Fox-Rosen’s interview begins with an in-depth exploration of his family’s history. Benjy details how his paternal grandparents were from Poland, his grandfather from Lvov and his grandmother from Krakow; and, how his maternal grandparents were from Germany, his grandfather from Vienna and his grandmother from Dormant...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish scene; Music; Klezmer; song; singing; Career and Professional Life; Education; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Travel; Yiddish personalities; Transmission; United States; Eastern Europe; KlezKamp; Benjy Fox-Rosen; bass; vocalist; singer
Downloads: 45
[movies]Amalia Charles 7February2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Amalia Charles, a former intern at the Wexler Oral History Center, was interviewed by Allie Brudney on February 2, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Keywords: Amalia Charles; Harvard IL; Chicago; Smith College; 1990s; 2000s; 2010s; Episcopalian; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Roots/heritage
Downloads: 21
[movies]Aron Gonshor 15Dec2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Aron Gonshor was interviewed at the Montreal Jewish Public Library on December 15, 2011. Aron is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, and an actor with Montreal's Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre. He was born in Poland after the second world war, and his family immigrated to Montreal in 1948, after Canada's immigration policy became more liberal. In this interview, Aron describes growing up in Montreal's flourishing Yiddish-speaking community...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish scene; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Music; Literature; Books; Eastern Europe; Canada; Aron Gonshor; Montreal; Dora Wasserman Theater; Jewish Public Library
Downloads: 125
[movies]Benzion Miller 13June2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Benzion Miller, world-renowned Hassidic cantor and collector and composer of nigunim (wordless melodies), was interviewed by Hankus Netsky in Borough Park, New York on June 6, 2012. Parts of this interview are in Yiddish. Benzion was born in a Displaced Persons camp in Germany. He was raised in a musical family - his father was also a cantor - in various neighborhoods in Brooklyn, New York. He recalls listening to WEVD Yiddish radio with his parents and discusses his memories of the Brownsville ...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Music; song; singing; Press; Radio; Moyshe Koussevitzky; Shmuel Tovsky; Hershl Fox; WEVD radio station; Bobever hasidism; Vishnitz hasidism; cantorial music; nigunim; khazones; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 57
[movies]Florence Schumacher 16july2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Florence talks of growing up in Winnepeg, Manitoba in Canada to immigrant parents. Her father arrived in Canada from what was then Rumania, present day Maldova, as a Yeshiva bocher, in 1927. He spent one year working as an itinerant Hebrew teacher in the southern farming communities of Manitoba. After he moved to the city (Winnepeg), he was very involved in the socialist/communist movement and especially union organizing...
Keywords: Winnipeg; communism; garment industry; grocery story; communist education; father; disillusionment; parental tension; dual education; feeling like an outsider; jewish involvement; jewish identity; old country; rediscovering relatives; world war two; Holocaust; gender egalitarian relationship; Steinberg humor; college; escaping jewish background; returning to jewish culture; humanist temple; raising children; foundation of Israel; Yiddish today; antisemitism; Boston area; Massachusetts
Downloads: 64
[movies]Seweryn Aszkenazy 19Feb2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Seweryn Aszkenazy, developer, was interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka on February 19, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story Seweryn Aszkenazy Oral History Interview, interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Beverly Hills, CA, February 19, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Childhood; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; World War Two; Other languages; Literature; Russia; Visual Arts; Education; Family traditions; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Travel; Transmission; Roots; heritage; Hebrew; Seweryn Aszkenazy; Warsaw; Poland; Beit Polska Project
Downloads: 8
[movies]Ingrid 17oct2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Rachel)
Ingrid, an 81-year-old woman from Germany, started with her childhood in the 1930s, in a town called Eschwege. An only child, she grew up in a somewhat secular Jewish home, surrounded by more religious extended family. Ingrid always wanted to go to New York. She talked a bit about Kristallnacht in her town; her home was not destroyed but some of her friends' homes/businesses were. Ingrid was on a Kindertransport train to Sweden...
Keywords: Advice; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Religion and ritual; World War Two; Holocaust; Western Europe; United States; Travel; Other Jewish languages; Jewish holidays; Family traditions; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Germany; Eschwege; Kristallnacht; Kindertransport; Sweden; New York City; German; English; ghetto; Auschwitz; 1944; letters; stockings; gold; correspondance; Worchester; Massachusetts; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 105
[movies]Jack Apfelbaum 2December2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Jack Apfelbaum was interviewed by Sandra Rubin on December 2, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Immigration; Migration; and place; Career and Professional Life; Education; Scholarship; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Travel; United States; Western Europe; Jack Apfelbaum; Germany; Hamburg; India; Egypt; Santa Fe; Engineer; Engineering; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 19
[movies]Inessa Slootskin 8July2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Inessa Slootskin, retired environmental protection engineer, was interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka on July 8, 2013 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Inessa Slootskin Oral History Interview, interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 8, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Music; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; Israel; Eastern Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Transmission; Anti-Semitism; Rural; Urban; Travel
Downloads: 9
[movies]Walter Rosenthal 22July2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Walter Rosenthal, marketing and advertising professional, was interviewed by Lynn Yanis on July 22, 2013 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Walter Rosenthal Oral History Interview, interviewed by Lynn Yanis, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 22, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Career and Professional Life; Jewish holidays; Transmission; Travel; Wlater Rosenthal; Commack Jewish Center; Plainville Jewish Center
Downloads: 9
[movies]Bertram Bandman 25Feb2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Bertram Bandman, retired professor of philosophy, was interviewed by Allison Posner on February 25, 2013 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Bertram Bandman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Allison Posner, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, February 25, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Immigration; Migration; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Eastern Europe; Politics and political movements; Roots/heritage; Assimilation; Philippines; Shanghai; WWII
[movies]Diana Cohen 25Jul2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Diana Cohen, a social worker, was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik on July 25, 2012 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Diana Cohen Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jordan Kutzik, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 25, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Diana Cohen; Childhood; Newspapers; Press; Holocaust; World War Two; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; Politics and political movements; Anti-Semitism; Jewish Identity; Family traditions; Zionism; Politics and political movements; Transmission; Love; Relationships
Downloads: 11
[movies]David Schlitt 20May2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
David Morrill Schlitt was a 2010-2011 Yiddish Book Center Fellow. His family originally comes from Lithuania, Romania, and Moldova. They mostly immigrated to the US before World War I. David grew up in Brookline, MA, with his mother and father, both of whom have been interviewed for the Wexler Oral History Project. Jewish identity was very consciously expressed and transmitted in his household; his parents sent him to a Solomon Schechter Day School, brought him to Workmen's Circle events, and ev...
Keywords: David Schlitt; Family history and stories; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish Language; Yiddish Learning; Immigration Migration and Place; Visual arts; Literature; Poetry; Scholarship; Education; Religion and Ritual; Family Traditions; Eastern Europe; United States; Politics and Political Movements; Brookline MA; Romania; Lithuania; The Simpsons; Jermy Dauber; Solomon Schecter Day School; Brookline High School; Museum of Fine Arts; Prozdor Hebrew School; Columbia University; Vilnius Yiddish Institute; YIVO Summer Program; University of Michigan; Workmen's Circle; 1980's; 1990's; 2000's; the Left; Liberal Politics; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Ramsay Leimenstoll; Western Europe; United States; Food and culinary traditions; France; freedom; religion; challah; Paris; Jewish Identity; Education; Spanish; Yiddish learning; Other languages; Education; Jewish studies; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Paris; Geneva; chamsa
Downloads: 92
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